Charles Kopp

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Kopp was born on 25 April 1847, in New Jersey, United States, his father, John L Kopp, was 27 and his mother, Mary DeBow, was 25. He lived in Pequannock Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years.

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John L Kopp
Mary DeBow
George Kopp
Charles Kopp
Elmina Kopp
Augustus Kopp
Helen Kopp
Cornelius Jacobus Kopp
Charles Kopp
John F Kopp
Catharina Kopp
Charles DeBow Kopp

Sources (2)

  • Charles Copp in household of John J Copp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles Kopp in household of John J Kopp, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)


No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Name Meaning

German (also Köpp): from a pet form of the personal name Jakob (see Jacob ).

German: nickname for someone with a noticeable deformity or peculiarity of the head, from Low German Kopp ‘head’, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill.

German: possibly also a nickname from the South German dialect word Kopp (also Kapp) ‘young cock, capon’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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